Friday, October 03, 2008

A BEAUTIFUL DAY

While Ernie took a nap, I walked around this little town a bit. I love trees with red berries, with the beautiful blue sky for the background.
There were several trees, right by the trail, just begging for me to take their picture. So I did.
This beautiful creeping vine on the old city hall building is also breathtaking.
And we did another trail ride. We went out of town in the opposite direction this afternoon, and did another ten miles. There are many bridges along the trail, always a nice place to stop and rest and gulp down some cool water. I think this is where I had to flush my mouth after swallowing a bug!
At this bridge we watched the little fish swimming about in the clear water below. This portion of the trail is very quiet and peaceful, but there were a lot of bikers. I'm guessing we met up with at least 25 others who were out getting some exercise on this beautiful fall day.
One part of the trail has been blasted through some rock, and it's really pretty, and refreshingly cool on this portion.
A shelter is sitting down off the trail, on the shore of the river flowing in the front with the ripe corn field in the back.
Coming back into town the trail is very flat and easy to ride.
Some of the old buildings right along the main street of Lanesboro. Many of the old buildings have been turned into small hotels or B&B's, gift shops, restaurants, or apartments.
And this is the pond in the little city campground that we are staying in. There is a bubbling fountain in the center of the pond. In just a few more days, the trees will be all kinds of shades of red, orange and gold. We are about a week or ten day too early to see the fabulous colors.

5 comments:

Lisa J said...

I don't know why you think you need a new camera. These pictures are beautiful. 10 miles again, I can't believe it!

Michelle said...

I want to go there. We have nothing that beautiful in Florida. Besides, it would be too hot to go on a 10 mile bike ride.

FAScinated said...

Beautiful pictures, Mom!

Lisa J said...

Hey I just wanted to stop by and say good morning. I am getting ready to watch the OU football game, Scott is gone to the city to help Beth, and the weather is pretty nice. Sounds like a good day to me!

Eileen said...

What gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing!